Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to bead I go!



I've come to like beading (and if you've been with me more than a year, we'll all wait until you pick yourself up again)....

But sometimes it can be a bit crazy. This section, which is  all of 11 inches by 6 - took me TWELVE. HOURS to hand bead.

There's gotta be a faster way, no?

No?

Oh.

Kit 120

Joining in with my pals over at The Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday.  :)

Kit Lang

24 comments:

  1. Oh yeah - I hear you !!! But it sure looks great ;-))

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  2. You can always glue the beads but then there is the risk that they can fall-off later.

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  3. It shows great patience and hats off to you for that. Very magical!

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  4. Great choice in bead/sequin selection.....beading?? Time consuming??? Oh my, I didn't realize that!?!? Grinning.....
    It's a tad early...but Merry Christmas to you and all your readers....

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  5. i wish, i wish upon that star, less time it take to be(ad) :)

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  6. It is beautiful....

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  7. I say the time is well spent! Looks wonderful so far!

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  8. oh yes, those beads do take up the hours, but then what else would you do with the time, wash the dishes? sweep the floor? I say adding beads to a quilt is so much more interesting!

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  9. It is so worth it !! Beautiful!

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  10. This is just stunning!! I know; a lot of work, but you did a fantastic job Kit.

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  11. 12 hours well spent - it looks fabulous :)

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  12. What would you say if I told you that there was actually a faster way?

    It means learning a new skill, tambour embroidery, but I know a few people who are quite good at it who say that it's much faster than the traditional way for sequin, bead, and even thread embroidery.

    In case you're interested, I put together a resource list here! http://www.saturdaysequins.com/2012/04/tambour-embroidery-resources.html

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  13. No shortcuts but well worth the effort.

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  14. LOL. However the beading was worth the time spent!

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  15. Looks wonderful! And there are times when we just need a slow project to counterbalance the rest of our busy lives......

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  16. Looks great! I avoid hand sewing at almost any cost, but one exception is just that... sewing beads onto my things. I love it, and haven't found a shortcut either...

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  17. It looks like it was worth every minute!

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  18. I'm also an avid beader with my fibre art. Nothing brings a piece to life like beads...so it's totally worth it.

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  19. I'm also an avid beader with my fibre art. Nothing brings a piece to life like beads...so it's totally worth it.

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  20. Definitely worth the time! Looks beautiful!

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  21. Hi Leah, thanks for coming by! It is worth it, but unfortuantely, I don't often have cause for them. :)

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  22. Perfection takes time.......good job your tenacious cos it looks like you hit perfection!
    : )

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